In Los Alamos County solid waste is collected weekly, recycling and yard trimmings are collecting bi-weekly via roll-carts for residents living in single family homes, duplexes, quads or town homes.
Residents living in apartment complexes are provided dumpsters for trash disposal. Recycling dumpsters and roll carts are also available for apartment complexes upon request. Apartment dwellers may also drop off their recycling material at the Eco Station, Overlook Convenience Center, and Lemon Lot.
Fees associated with residential solid waste and recycling collection services
Please see the roll cart collection notice(PDF, 49KB) for more information.
Free Load Policy:
Residents who use roll-carts are offered 12 free loads per year. Please see the Free Load Policy(PDF, 64KB).
Recycling & Yard Trimming Collection Schedule
Please see the Roll-Cart Collection Schedule(PDF, 2MB) for more information.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The household hazardous waste (HHW) program is available to Los Alamos County residents who pay for curbside roll-cart collection services. HHW material will be accepted once monthly at the Eco Station between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
See the 2023 schedule for available days.(PDF, 317KB)
See the 2024 schedule for available days.(PDF, 392KB)
Accepted items include: Smoke Detectors, Lightbulbs. Aerosol Spray Cans, Automotive Fluids, Corrosives, Cleaners, Photographic Flammable Solvents, Fuels, Items Containing Mercury, Oxidizers, Fertilizers, Pool Chemicals, Paints, Finishes, Stains, Pesticides and herbicides